21-year-old boy breaks 84-year-old record in Ranji Trophy, forms new world record

first_imgRanji Trophy was started in 1934, after renaming The Cricket Championship of India. The competition was named after Ranjitsinhji, also known as Ranji, who was first Indian cricketer to have played for England and Sussex.This time the trophy has been claimed by Rookie Madhya Pradesh opener Ajay Rohera, who broke all records slamming the highest first-class score on debut, an unbeaten 267 against Hyderabad in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group B game.Earlier, the record was made by Mumbai’s Amol Mazumdar, who had hit 260 versus Haryana at Faridabad in 1994.Who is Ajay Rohera? The young cricketer is making waves on the internet.Ajay Rohera comes from a town in Madhya Pradesh, Dewas.He was born on June 4, 1997. He did his schooling from DAVV school and later went to Gyan Sagar Academy in Dewas, Madhya PradeshCurrently, he is honing his skills at Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, MPCAWhat was Ajay Rohera’s game? Courtesy Rohera’s 345-ball knock, which comprised 21 fours and five sixes, Madhya Pradesh declared their first innings at a mammoth 562/4 in response to Hyderabad’s first innings score of 124.Madhya Pradesh bowlers then gave Rohera a winning gift by bundling out Hyderabad for 185 in their second essay for emphatic innings and 253 run victory.Ajay Rohera broke the first-class record set by Amol Muzumdar in 1994https://t.co/SRnIKOwcu7 #RanjiTrophy pic.twitter.com/9DZNMYjXbU ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 8, 2018The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman also had another reason to celebrate as he became the highest individual scorer for Madhya Pradesh surpassing J P Yadav’s 265.List of highest scorers on the first-class debut: Madhya Pradesh’s Ajay Rohera scored 267 vs Hyderabad, 2018advertisementMumbai’s Amol Mazumdar scored 260 vs Haryana, 1994Afghan’s Bahir Shah scored 256 vs Amo Region, 2017South Africa’s Eric Marx scored 240 vs Griqualand, 1920Australia’s Sam Loxton 232 vs Queensland, 1946Quick GK Bytes on Ranji Trophy: The first-ever Ranji match was played between the then Madras and Mysore at Chepauk on November 4.The first ball of Ranji Trophy was bowled by MJ Gopalan of Madras to N Curtis of Mysore.Mumbai has set another record of the longest streak of winning the title. The 42-times winners had bagged the Ranji Trophy for 15 consecutive years from 1958-59 to 1972-73.Also read: Career in Sports: Pro talk with Sangram SinghInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more